Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 15 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and cut apples into quarters remove core,seeds and peel.
  2. Put 1/3 Cup water into pan, place apples in water.
  3. Cover pot and cook on low for 15 minutes, stir occasionally, add more water if needed.
  4. Add the sugar, stir to mix well.
  5. Serve warm, or cool in the refrigerator.


Most Helpful

When I was little, my mom would buy bushels of apples and spend a day making applesauce. It looked like a big production and she never showed me how to do it. :( Sadly, I've been spoiled on her applesauce and can't eat any other kind. Storebought just never cut it for me. I think it's the added cinnamon that I don't like. Anyway, it's been about 20 years since I've had applesauce, and I just had to try making it myself. I've been craving applesauce on graham crackers like I had when I was a kid! This recipe looked pretty simple - a good place to start. I would recommend cutting the apples into smaller pieces, perhaps even dicing them. It took over a half hour for the apples to soften cut in just quarters. Also, 1/3 cup of water is not enough to keep the apples from turning brown, so until I was done peeling the apples, I kept the cut apples in a bowl of cool water. I placed a small plate on top to keep the apples underwater. That worked fairly well. Based on the recipe, I thought the apples would just soften up and magically turn into sauce all on their own! It didn't. I used a potato masher to get the right consistency. I added some more water too (because mom's was kinda watery). I think the apples I used were red delicious. The taste was very good - pretty close to my mom's! It was a little too thick for my tastes, but I can't stand chunks - my weird problem. I don't know how my mom got hers so smooth. She didn't have a food processor so I'm baffled. Still, it tastes great and I will be using this recipe again. My fiance loves it too. Thanks!

nranger7 March 30, 2006

This is such a wonderful, simple recipe! Lilkittykt's description sums it up perfectly, "yum". I cut 4 huge Fuji apples into chunks, and cooked them for 25 minutes. Since I don't like chunky applesauce, I used my potato masher to smash them. The consistency still isn't as smooth as bought applesauce, but the taste is far superior. I'd like to try it with 1/2 brown sugar next time to see how it tastes. I will definitely be using this recipe again and again!!

michelles3boys January 25, 2011

It was VERY good. I changed the water into apple cider. Mmmmmm. Also I added 1/2tsp of all spice, apple pie spice, and nutmeg. I also added 1tblspn of brown sugar. Thank You

Misty L February 26, 2007

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